Community support for the striking Toll/BP drivers is growing, and supporters are keen to see an end to this dispute so the workers can return to the job.
Recent comments by Toll on an industry website would not stand up to independent scrutiny, says the drivers union.
Striking petroleum drivers have decided to step up protest action after talks between Toll and FIRST Union failed to reach a settlement.
Pickets of BP services stations due to get underway this afternoon in Wellington and Christchurch have been suspended following developments late yesterday.
The global union representing workers in the petroleum industry has weighed in on a New Zealand industrial dispute, showing its support for striking Toll/BP drivers.
Pickets at BP services stations in support of striking Northland Toll/BP drivers will spread nationwide this week, as actions are being planned in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Without interest rate caps imposed on them, loan sharks will still bite, FIRST Union says.
The drivers’ union is supporting moves for enhanced training and development for truck drivers, but says that in some cases poor pay rates remain a problem.
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